Hello again friends.
(Flower Sculpture, soon to be available at Auguste Clown Gallery)
Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, I’ve been pretty busy shipping lots of work out. I’m pretty excited to let you all know that my Solo exhibition at the Auguste Clown Gallery in Melbourne, Australia opens up this month! Lots of new paintings to see there. More on that (with pictures!!) later. That excitement aside, Right now I am calling upon friends, family and strangers to help me get my learn on. I’m going through some major life changes, both personal and professional, and i’m making some drastic moves to improve and strengthen my skills and broaden my horizons. I have been taking some classes with the financial aid of strangers, friends, and family. I cannot afford full classes at a school so I am pursuing independent classes. As a “self taught” artist (I don’t like the term self taught, more on that later as well…), I have hit a wall where I have exhausted my resources and I cannot teach myself any more with the tools I have. My solution to this is to source education through various classes and independent studies. My first class has finished and now I am trying to raise the funds for my second class. This is where you come in! 😉 I am trying to raise 250.00 for an advanced and sculpting ceramics class and ceramics studio access. I would like to build up the 3 dimensional side of my portfolio. (Yes, I sculpt things sometimes…) Unfortunately as a young mother and emerging career artist, it is difficult for me to delegate money to these endeavors as the cost of raising a child and producing and shipping my work is already huge. But, if I can raise enough, I will have access to a clay studio and Kiln which will be super great for the production of new work and I’ll get to do some learning, experimenting and producing…
Basically, I’m canvassing you. (sorry) I’ve never been super good at asking for help… But I’m going to get over myself and just do it.
Here’s the Deal: You donate $50.00 to my cause, and when my class is over, I will send you a ceramic surprise (with some other goodies) worth equal or more than $50.00 along with a signed certificate and thank you note. This is a cool way to help me out and to get your hands on a signed original ceramic piece of my choosing plus some desirable freebees. I can’t say exactly what i’ll be making until the inspiration strikes, but I promise I won’t send anything out unless I feel that its absolutely magical. 😀
How To Donate:
1. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. I will send you a request via paypal for $50.00USD.
3. Then you can immediately feel awesome for donating to my cause.
4. Then in October, (or maybe even sooner) when the class ends I will contact you and send your piece (Shipping is on me!!)
I have been extremely fortunate to have such a loyal and awesome group of fans, patrons, strangers and family that have helped me to move forward with my independent studies this year through random donations. I just want to thank you for being here on my blog. Please know I hugely appreciate each one of you. I appreciate your time and I thank you for supporting my work and artistic endeavors Shine on you crazy diamonds! Please feel free to share! (Insert psycho face)
I’ve also finally added the patches to my web shop! YAAAY patches. They are cotton iron on patches designed from my water color illustrations. You can put them on lots of different materials from leather to wood and I have lots of different designs, or you can get a deal on the 4 pack! There are also a few zipper pouches. I have a very limited number of zipper pouches so it’s not likely that I’m going to have more of them. Snag them up!